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Gaya Island Resort

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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of the best resorts I have been to. The service is unique. Every wish was read from our eyes. The staff are very friendly, always smiling. The location of the resort on an island is the same. On my birthday, there was even an...More

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Thank thomasrewel
Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 29 June 2017

Dear thomasrewel, Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday and for sharing this glowing feedback with Tripadvisor Community. I am delighted to read that you spent a quality time here at Gaya Island Resort one of the best resorts you've stayed...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively new resort set on the coastline of Gaya Island which is a reservation for the virgin rainforest that grows there. The views are stunning. The water is stunning. The food delicious, activities varied and most of all you are looked after...More

Thank 593clairey
Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 29 June 2017

Dear 593clairey , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday and for sharing this glowing feedback with Tripadvisor Community. I was delighted reading that you had "wonderful experience" here at Gaya Island Resort. We always appreciate when our valued guests share...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Hello, We are a family of 4, with two kids - 10 & 15yrs, and are expats from US living in Penang. We were super eager about Sabah and having a fun, relaxed break. When we first arrived at the resort and was welcomed in,...More

Thank texfamily4
Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 29 June 2017

Dear texfamily4 , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday and for sharing this glowing feedback with Tripadvisor Community. I am very happy reading that our team members came across with " YES I CAN " attitude, managed to deliver "a...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

The resort itself is stunning, not as exclusive/private as its sister property - Pangkor Laut Resort but it might now be our family's favorite resort under the YTL group. My family and I (five of us) stayed here for 2 nights under the Resident's package....More

Thank Manson L
Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Manson L , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday and for sharing this 5-star feedback with Tripadvisor Community. I was happy reading that our team members created "home away home " environment with delivering "exclusive and luxurious" services. We...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Me and boyfriend travelled here in May and like most visitors we were wanting it to be the perfect end to our whirlwind tour of Borneo. There were a few little problems with which we weren’t happy with so took it to Dennis (Manager) and...More

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Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Lucy P , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday and for sharing your glowing feedback with Tripadvisor community . I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your vacation here at "Simply Stunning :-)" Gaya Island Resort . We...More

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Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
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Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Outdoor pool
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US$ 212 - US$ 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 212 - US$ 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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kagesy
11 February 2018|
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Response from WayneLeeGM | Property representative |
Greetings from all of us at Gaya Island Resort. Thank you for your inquiry. We can make the arrangements as requested. May I request that you email the resort or the YTL Travel Centre with your contact details so that we... More
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Charleygirl76
5 February 2018|
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Response from Regina G | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own, the guys were very flexible with the hire, the kayaks were not expensive and they were happy to give extra time Bring the coral proof shoes too
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monkeyoxrat
7 January 2018|
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Response from Figures62 | Reviewed this property |
Diving…Diving is provided by Borneo Dream and although it can be booked at the resort it is better to contact them directly in advance to book a place as the boat took about ten divers only. There is no dive shop on the... More
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"enjoy the whole resort and relax yourself"
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"Canopy Villa was the room we had which was nice and close to the main facilities"
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"Ask to see room first, i.e. sea view can be a tree view :)"
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